Dr. Joachim H. Spangenberg is research coordinator at the Sustainable Europe Research Institute SERI Germany in Cologne. With a PhD in economics, but an academic background biology and ecology, he is an inter- and transdisciplinary researcher by education and dedication. He works on sustainable development strategies, environmental conflicts, sustainable consumption, biodiversity conservation by pressure reduction, ecosystem services and their valuation incl. limits of economic growth.

Joachim serves on the executive committees of the International Society for Sustainable Development Research ISDRS and the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility INES, and in the Steering Committee of the Ecosystem Services Partnership ESP. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, and former member of the OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Task Force and the European Commission High Level Economists' Expert Group on Resource Efficiency.

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